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Posted on 02/19/2012 12:24:50 PM PST by red flanker
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum stood by comments he made Saturday opposing prenatal testing, saying it leads to selective abortions, and he said the president is "continuing" policies that encourage such abortions.
CBS News "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer asked the former Pennsylvania Senator to respond to comments Santorum made in Ohio Saturday where he said President Obama required free prenatal testing in the health care law "because it ends up in more abortions" which "cull[s] the ranks of the disabled in our society."
Santorum told Schieffer that the policy is the "continuation" of the president's support of aborting disabled fetuses.
"The president has a very bad record on the issue of abortion and children who are disabled who are in the womb," Santorum said. "I think this simply is a continuation of that idea."
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Watch the video. Do not believe this twisted, lying, false headline. Santorum is not against prenatal testing!! do not be a stupid passer on of liberal propaganda! You will love how Santorum schools old codger.
Administrators, please put barf alert in the headline! CBS is lying about what Santorum said!!
He is not against prenatal testing and says so clearly in the video.
Exactly. I thought Rick explained his position quite well to a highly partisan, dismissive and antagonistic member of the Hussein Obama reelection committee, Mr. Scheiffer.
Anything said by a Republican relating to anything having to do with medicine or sex will always always always be taken out of context and played as showing the GOP is comprised of woman-hating sexphobes.
Why can't anyone in a position of GOP influence figure this out and train candidates accordingly?
Did you actually read the article or Watch the Video? If so, you’d of realized that Santorum agrees with your statement.
While Santorum is not a fan of that particular procedure, that wasn’t the issue. The issue was OBAMACARE requiring FREE Prenatal screening. Now think about that. We KNOW OBAMACARE has death panels/pain pills for the elderly to costly to treat. So, applying the reasoning to the unborn, by mandating free prenatal care, there’s seems to be nothing that would stop the government from providing free abortion on demand when defects found and to deny the child to be born due to the fact that the disability would be too costly to treat.
THIS is what Santorum was against. If you want the procedures, pay for it yourself and find a private insurance plan that will cover it. But Obamacare funding FREE prenatal care WILL lead to abortions. It has to, because it will be the Government’s way of screening out people that would put a burden on the health care system.
You want have a procedure? Go for it. Santorum’s not against that. But don’t expect government to pay for it.
You know, my country is being taken over from within by communists and fascists at this current time, and quite frankly
I DON’T REALLY GIVE A FLYING **** ABOUT WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES OR CONTRACEPTION, AND I’M NOT TOO DAMN LIKELY TO SUPPORT SOMEONE WHO CAN’T GET PAST THIS NONSENSE.
At this point in time, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Santorum will not be president, because no liberal woman is going to vote for him, and I’d estimate that about a good 98% percent of them are quite liberal.
While the nuanced, ever so intelligent and well educated media focus on our ‘nads and ignore . . . everything else, check out this vid of Newt.
Bob Schieffer seemed genuinely stunned by the conservative opinions of Santorum. He needs to step out of the liberal echo chamber once in a while.
BS never heard environmentalism called a religion or theology? Doesn’t know the difference between a result (of prenatal testing) and a purpose? Never met anyone who thinks that public education is not ideal?
BS: What did you MEAN, Senator? What planet are you from? You are SCARING me! Please take it back!
” This is all Santorum will ever get to talk about in the media. And not by his choice.”
The media have their marching orders;
Create a straw man, then set fire to him, so only ashes remain.
What squat. Frankly it was a pleasure to see Santorum pull the leash on this senile a-hole. He learned something, at least, from watching Newt in South Carolina.
But Schieffer gave away the game didn't he--"no questions on obama's economy today! Instead, we're gonna talk about why you want to turn your back on science and oppose prenatal care!"
Is this really the Romney MO, now? Having the MSM and shills on Internet message boards lie about what Rick Santorum says and believes? Really?
They’re playing him like a fiddle.
And I resent the fact that Rick didn’t bi**h slap that evil little pr*ck Sheeeffferr, who tried REALLY, REALLY hard to portray Rick as a knuckle dragging Catholic Neanderthal who wants to push everyone back to the 7th century.
Look at the interview again, watch that little weasel Sheeefferr try so hard to get Rick to “admit” he was “against science” and “for” theology!
Rick is a quick thinker, he moves well on his feet, but sometimes, I think he just thinks too well of the human in front of him. He is an optimist and a positive thinker, I don’t know that he recognizes that it is Mr. Stitch in person that he is up against!
Rick! you are looking into the eyes of Satan himself, presented to you by some comely old man that everyone likes!
KNOW YOUR ENEMY!
Time to stop now.
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